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Teresa Giudice & Melissa Gorga may have actually put the past behind them

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Are Teresa Giudice & Melissa Gorga really BFFs again — or is it just for RHONJ?

Big news for fans of Housewives feuds: Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice are back on friendly ground. Gorga chatted with Life & Style and took part of the blame for the issues between the sisters-in-law.

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Gorga subtly referred to Teresa and Joe Giudice's time in prison as the reason why the families decided to band together and leave the past in the past. “I just decided to let things go, and I think she feels the same," she said. "There are bigger issues in the world. We realized that if we can’t get a handle on our relationship, that’s pretty sad.”

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Gorga partly blamed their day jobs as Real Housewives of New Jersey stars for the familial tension. There were "people pushing us not to get along,” she said. As we all know, drama and conflict make for the most heightened plot lines. But at the end of the day, Gorga insisted, the family decided to band together around Teresa as she deals with having her husband in prison.

With @melissagorga today in NYC doing press for #RHONJ .. Look for us with @ajcalloway on @extratv

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The stars are even back to doing public appearances together. Just yesterday, Giudice shared a photo on Instagram of herself and Gorga prepping to chat RHONJ on Extra. Of course, it's possible that the smiles are all for the cameras, but we can't help but believe this quote from Gorga: "Whatever Teresa needs, we’re just there for her right now. She knows it. We love each other."

More: Joe Giudice's prison sentence was already drastically reduced

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